James Buatti

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James Buatti
Associate Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
"M is for magic. All the letters are, if you put them together properly. You can make magic with them, and dreams, and, I hope, even a few surprises...” -Neil Gaiman, M is for Magic

About me

I'm an alumnus and member of the third-ever class of UCI Law. My professional areas of interest include digital rights, humanitarian immigration law, and the intersection of law and politics. My last several positions were with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice - EOIR, and UCI Law as a research assistant to Professor Richard Hasen. I've been published on two very different topics: Orange County juvenile ICE referrals and Congressional overrides of Supreme Court statutory interpretation decisions.

I'm a Bay Area native who's spent the past seven years in Southern California. I'm excited to be back and working at Wikimedia. Other stuff I'm excited about: scifi/fantasy books, manga, PC games, RPGs, politics, and social justice. Also food.

My work

I work with the legal team.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: Jbuatti@wikimedia.org